Loen Skylift brings you from the fjord to the top of Mt. Hoven (1011 m) in only 5 minutes, and is one of the steepest cable cars in the world.  

Opening hours and prices  


  • Aerial Ropeway (Cable Car ) from Loen to Mt. Hoven 1011 m.a.s.l./3316 ft. Technology based on weight equalization: the one cabin goes up while the other goes down. Environmentally friendly technology.

  • One of the steepest cable cars in the world

  • Opened May 20th 2017 by Her Majesty Queen Sonja

  • Built by Doppelmayr Garaventa (Switzerland).

  • Mainly local contractors and suppliers have been used in the construction project.

  • Owners : Hotel Alexandra, Garaventa, Municipality of Stryn and many local businesses and private individuals. A total of around 100 shareholders.

  • Architects: Tore Geir Aaland and Eva Eide Koefoed. From 2018: HLM

  • Open all year. Open daily April-October, otherwise on weekends and Norwegian holidays. Groups all year by request/appointment.

  • Loen Skylift run every half hour, but continously when the number of guests increases.

  • Loen Skylift and the connecting buildings are handicap friendly


  • Time in Cable Car: 5-7 min. each way

  • Speed: 7 m/s

  • Number of cabins: 2

  • Capacity in each cabin: 35 persons (45+1)

  • Capacity pr Hour : 350 persons (462)

  • Highest point above ground: 173,5 meters

  • Closest distance from the mountain: 9 meters

  • Steepest point: Approx. 53 degrees

  • Elevation difference: 989.50 meter

  • Length of wire: 1524,4 meters

  • Diameter suspension rope: 42 mm diameter

  • Pulling cords: 32 mm

  • Normal performance main engine 400 kW